Chicago Fire (2012–…): Season 1, Episode 12 - Under the Knife - full transcript

Gabriela struggles between her crush on Matt and her budding romance with Peter. Kelly comes clean to the Chief about his arm; he also learns that the surgery's consequences might be even more severe than he'd thought. Casey's mother asks him to speak up for her at the upcoming parole hearing. Meanwhile, the calls of the day include a plane crash and a van full of illegal immigrants that were left to die.

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- Do you talk to your sister?
- It's still hard for her.

Look, I need to turn the page on this too.

Maybe you should've thought
of that before you killed dad.

Nothing excuses what she did.

I'm not asking you to forget.

Would you think about
coming out to visit me?

Yes, I will come visit you when I can.

Flaco's dead.

Help me! Please!

We take this to the
grave... just me and you.

Um... I need help.

I'm so damn proud of you, Kelly.

Listen, uh, the Christmas party...

there's some stuff I'm dealing
with... stuff I got to figure out.

I hope it works out, whatever it is.

Good morning.

Morning. Wow. What time is it?


Ooh, what do we got going here?

Uh, just a little veggie scramble.


There's the culprit.

Did we kill this whole thing last night?

Yeah. Yeah, we did.

Wine... I don't know why I do it.

Ugh. Every time.

Every... every time what?

I just get... drunk.

You don't have to worry.

I'm not gonna tell anybody at work.

Um, it's not like I'm
gonna be embarrassed...

Hey, don't explain. We're on the same page.

This is our thing... nobody else's.

Enjoy your eggs, and I'll
see you at work, okay?


Hey, Peter.

Hey. Yeah, I know, Chief.

It's just that the classified ad,

it runs today, and...

I just need to make
back what I put into her.

And I need my driveway.

Okay, yeah. I'll finish up on the curb.

It's so damn cold. It
just needs a little extra.

Could be worse.


Just a little fender bender, that's all.

No big deal.


- How's the noodle?
- Hard as ever.

- That's...
- That's what he said.

Just a little something from us.

Oh, my... you guys.

Oh. Ha ha!

Added protection.

Oh, I love it.

- Welcome back.
- Thanks, Chief.

Thanks, guys.

I'm gonna tell him...



- Hey.
- Morning.

Truck 81, squad 3,
ambulance 61, police assist,

4000 South Kildare and West 44th.

Abandoned truck.

And there's something funky inside.

It's padlocked shut.

Capp, grab the k-12.

Got it.

- Texas?
- Yeah.

Came back stolen from a minivan in...

San Angelo. Wherever the hell that is.

Everyone quiet.

Someone in there? Call out.

I didn't hear that before.

Holy hell.

We have multiple victims...

women, men,

maybe 15 of them.

They all look D.O.A., but
we need to check vitals.

Damn it.

There are children.

Hey, Dawson!

I know this is scary,
but if you come with me,

we can help you.

Me llamo Gabriela.



Dehydrated, borderline hypothermic.

Warmed her with blankets, hot packs,

and 200cc bolus of warm fluids.

No English. Undocumented?

Yeah, found her in the back of
an abandoned smuggler's truck.

- How old?
- 16.

Let's make sure three is clear.

Prep warm saline, and
heat up some blankets.

And someone alert I.C.E.

Wait, do we have to call
immigration right away?

- She's been through enough.
- Protocol.

No! No, no, no, no!

Can... can we have a quick moment?



- Okay?
- Okay.


You need something?

Nah, I'm all good.

Hey, no one's heard from Cruz, huh?

Shouldn't you be at work?

I traded shifts.

I registered for class
today over at Truman.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

I'll show it to you another time.

- Hey.
- Hey.

How'd it go?



Yeah, n... no...

- 'cause here's the deal.
- Yeah.

On the last call, I ripped off that lock

like it was bolted on with paper clips.

No pain, nothin'.

I moved back in because you
said you talked to Boden.

- What's going on?
- Um...

Have you heard from that Rick character?

- No.
- Who's he?

This lawyer who's working with mom.

He asked me about mom's trial

and specifically about the house key.

Well, what? What about it?

I don't know where he was going with it

because I told him that was...

your business and to talk to you about it.

I'm just giving you the
heads-up that this guy

might be trying to contact you,

and it might be about the key.


I appreciate it.

I gotta get going.

Hey, Christie.

The C-5 vertebra.

- Fracture.
- That's what the doctor said.

How long ago was this exam?

You don't want to know.


This doctor may be a little eager

to get you under the knife.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

'Cause they're not gonna know anything

until they do an MRI.

We are not gonna go worst-case right now.

Gonna let the CFD medical

give a fully informed diagnosis.

Chief, I don't ask for a lot of favors.

But since I feel fine 90% of the time,

I'd like to stay on squad

while this whole thing runs its course.

In the meantime, I'll set up
an appointment for after shift.

I'll get in there the
next opening they got.

What's going on?

Off duty till the results come in.

When's the appointment?

Later today.

And then... how long did the first doctor

say that you'd be out?

Six months.

You know...

I was a gymnast growing up.

Knew you must have got your
flexibility from somewhere.

And after I placed in Nationals,

I got invited to the oOlympic trials.

Weekend before...

I took my bike...

down to the lake,

and this cab door opens up,

- and there you go.
- Ow.

But... I was up and
walking two months later.

Were you ever a gymnast again?


probably not the best pep talk

I could have given.


Let me ask you this.

Does, um, being on squad

involve having to stick a
full twisting double layout?



Well, you're gonna be fine.

When are you leaving for Madrid?



I can push it.

No, no, no. No, do your thing.

Tell me you're gonna come visit me.


Once I get my back squared away.

I'm calling it right now.

Two months. Max.

All right. I'll take that.

Thought you were out for the shift.

Well, yeah, I resolved
things a little bit early.

Okay if I jump in?

Suit up.

What happened to your hand?


Yeah. Yeah, I understand.

And... and I'm so sorry for your loss.

Well, please let me know what happens,

and, uh, I'll keep a good thought for Rosa.

Si. Okay.


Rosa's Uncle...

he hasn't been able to get
to the hospital to see her.

She getting deported?

I don't know yet.

I can't imagine they would, though,

with everything she's been through.

Where are her parents?

They were in the back of that trailer.

Oh, man.


let me know if I can help in any way.

Can I talk to you for a second?

Delivery for a Gabriela Dawson?

Oh... great.

No card.

Doth milady have a
secret admirer, perchance?

Engine 51, truck 81,

squad 3, ambulance 61, battalion 25.

Aircraft down, Bosworth and Waveland.

This is 81. We're gonna need

two more ambulances to
north Bosworth and Waveland.

Guys, fan out!

Herrmann, with me.

We'll take that car.

You guys okay?

Yeah, yeah. We're fine, we're fine.

- Check the driver.
- My husband!

How's my husband?

Okay, stay right there. Stay calm.

Hey... he's gone, man.

Sir, just stay where you are.

- We'll take care of you.
- No, I don't need that thing.

Just let me out of here.

Get him out.

All right, let's go.

Nice and easy.

How old are you, sir?

85, and don't blame this on my age.

The tower fed me the wrong coordinates.

It's not my fault I
landed short of the runway.

Short of the runway?

You're 5 miles from the closest airport.

Well, take it up with the FAA.

I was just following the...

Oh, no. No, no.

I thought I missed that car.

Don't look that way. Come with me.

Hey, we gotta pull her out headfirst.

You have clearance on her feet?

Nah, I'm just out of reach.

I gotta hit it from another angle.

Just put this around
your head to protect you.

Mills! With me!


This is Casey. We're gonna need a medic.

61, on our way.

- Mills! Let's go!
- Yeah.

- Weak pulse.
- A lot of blood outside.

We got to move him.

Ready? Nice and smooth.

One, two, three.

Okay, roll him over.


In my bag. Abdominal trauma pads.

- How many?
- All of 'em.


The blass broke through his abdominal wall.

We need to pack him right here

before he bleeds out all over the place.


Press down, not too hard.

There might still be glass.

Hold the dressing right
here. Keep the wound covered.

That's good. A hand here. Pressure.

Let's get him on the board. All right.


Casey, as we lift him, keep your hand here,

or else this is gonna be a recovery.

- You got it?
- Copy.

All right. Let's get him up.


All right, go... push, come on.


Come on! Come on.

For the love of Pete, my six-year-old's

got more upper body strength than you two.

Herrmann, is the parking brake on?

Okay, guys. Come on, just push, then.

Go. Got it?

- Yeah.
- You sure?

I think I got it.

- Okay.
- Go.

Sorry it didn't work out, man.

Yeah, thanks, buddy.

Listen, I want to thank you for helping me

get my head straight over that Flaco thing.

Are you back to work?

- I am.
- Good.

Welcome back.

But you and me, we never
talk about that again.

Not another word. Clear?


Sorry, Lieutenant.

Hey, you know what's wild?

I just now realized

that your last name and
Tom Cruise's last name

are pronounced exactly the same.

People ever misspell it like his

in the mail or whatever?

Not really.

Are you okay, buddy?

You've really been off your game lately.

Do you need to talk to someone?

I'm your friend.

You can tell me anything.

Hey. Yo, Alfredo sauce.
Made it from scratch.

I thought we had an agreement
about the other night.

And now, suddenly, flowers?

Delivered to me in front of everyone?

That is exactly what I was trying to avoid.

I don't know, maybe this is my fault.

Maybe I'm missing something here.

But what exactly happened
to "this is our thing,

nobody else's"?

I didn't send them.


Found this out front.

Delivery guy must have dropped it.

The flowers are actually
for the both of you.

Some lady wanted to
thank you for saving her,

"even though you had to drug my dog."

Yeah, great. Thanks.

You're welcome.



What are you doing here?

Ah, I just cleared some
stuff from my schedule.

- Mm. Hi.
- Hi.

Oh. Didn't realize you had a guest.

Dr. Kessman, this is my...

girlfriend, Renee.

It's good that you could make it.

So today's CT scan shows

that the hairline
fracture on your C-5 here

extends further than we thought.

So surgery?

Yeah, as soon as possible.

And the recovery time,
that's the same six months?

Unfortunately not.

Um, forget whatever you were told before.

It's a year at best.

Look, some guys who
come in here on the job,

they're rolled out in the
chair they're gonna live in

the rest of their lives. You're lucky.

Everything I see tells me you
should make a full recovery.

A year?

A year if you hope to return to squad.

I'll be honest, I've never
seen anyone return to full duty

after this surgery.

Much sooner, though, four or five months,

you can come back in an
administrative capacity.

So you may want to set your sights on that.

That's much more realistic.

I'll give you two a minute.

Uh-oh, looks like someone's

still dropping their
laundry off at mom's house.


Not that she hasn't offered, though.


Yeah, um...

so that was kind of weird,
what happened earlier.

Which part? Oh!

Oh, you mean the whole thing.

Look, I was out of line.
I should have known...

Yeah, well, at least now you know

- I mean what I say.
- I know.

And I should have known that.

And I still want to apologize.

Oh. Hey, Chief.

Briefing room, everybody.

As you can imagine,

Kelly is still processing all of this.

I'd give him a little
time before you call him.

And there is no reason that,
before or after the surgery,

Kelly shouldn't be in this house,

feeling at home and around his family.

So will you all encourage him to do that?

Look... there is no denying

we are a good man down.

We do not have the luxury to act like it.

So the upside of this...

it is a stark reminder

injuries do not get swept
under the rug on this job.

Nor do they get self-diagnosed

or self-medicated, 'cause what is that?


friendship, stubbornness, fear...

whatever the reason, it isn't
good enough to hide an injury.

Kelly dodged a bullet on this one.

So did the people he helped
rescue this past month.

'Cause it could have gone real bad,

for him and for them, real quick.

Hey, Ernesto.

I'm sorry to bother you like this.

No, that's no problem at all.

I'm so sorry about what you
and Rosa are going through.

They're deporting her.

I don't even know what to say.

W... did they give you a reason?

They found out she was 16.

A year younger, she
would have been eligible

for refugee status.

What's this?

To help her get home.

Immigration will only
take her to the border.

Can you please get it to her?

Ambulance 61, truck 81. Pulmonary distress.

2500 West Ogden and Roosevelt.

It usually doesn't take this
long to go back to normal.

Sir, when you're in this kind of pain,

you can't just ignore
it and hope it goes away.

Yeah, I know, but I hate
going to see the doctor.

My health care plan's a joke.

Yeah, we work for the city too, coach.

You're preaching to the choir.

- Travis?
- Heart rate's at 185.

He's in V-tach. BP's 70 over 50.

We don't have time for the drive.

We gotta do this here.

All right, Travis, change of plans.

We're gonna need you
to lie down, all right?

All right, I'm gonna start an iv.

So I just need you to stay as
still as possible, all right?

Why? What's happening?

Well, we gotta get you back into rhythm.

We're just gonna apply some
electricity to your heart.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. You're gonna shock me?

I don't know... what, is that gonna hurt?

A lot less than the full cardiac arrest

you're about to have.

You just have to trust us, Travis.

Okay, pushing 5 mils of Diazepam.

Shocking at 100.

Stand back. Clear.

Agh! Aah!

Oh, God, it's done. It's done.

- Almost. No, no, no.
- It's done.

Travis, almost. Almost.

We gotta do it again, all
right? You have a stubborn heart.

Come on, there's gotta be
something else you can do.

This is it, Travis. We have to.

You heard coach... he
said he didn't want it!

Shocking at 200.

Stand back.


Please no more.

Please... no more.


- All right, one more time.
- Come on, I can hold on.

Just get me to the hospital.

Travis, I'm sorry. You
just gotta trust us, okay?

Okay, shocking at 300.

Stand back.


Otis, I need chest compressions!

Coach! Is he all right?

- No.
- You're killing him!

Hey, step back, man.

Hey, you hear me? Move back!

Mills! Back off.

Kid just wants to know what's going on.

Stop compressions.

Damn it! Still in V-tach.

All right, pushing 150 mils of amiodarone.

Stand back, shocking at 360.


Come on.

We got him.

Okay, we need a lift, guys.

- Hi.
- Oh, hey.


- You must be, uh...
- Yeah, I'm Renee.

- Renee, of course.
- Yeah. Nice to meet you.

You are Shay.

I have heard amazing things about you.

Yeah, you too. Uh, is he here?

Yeah, he is just up
taking a shower right now.

How's he doing?

Trying to figure it out.

Yeah. I was worried.

I've been trying to get a hold of him.

He's definitely not up
for taking phone calls.

Okay, yeah, I'll just have him

download me on it later.

Okay. Um, you know what?

There's some extra coffee
in there, if you'd like.

Thanks. So when do you leave for Madrid?

In a couple days.

Oh, that sucks.

He's been telling me you
guys have really hit it off.

Who knows what the future holds?

Well, you shouldn't worry. I mean...

if you haven't figured it out already,

he's basically indestructible, and...

I'll be here to take care of him, so...

don't you worry about a thing.

It was nice to meet you.

You too.


Hey, I'm Gabriela Dawson.

I'm one of the paramedics who responded.


Uh, do you think I could
talk to her for a second,

just to see how she's doing?

- No sweat.
- Thank you.

Hola, Rosa.


My greatest achievement.

You look so handsome. I'm so proud of you.

It's good seeing you, mom.

Rick Savrinn.

I've heard so many good
things about you, Matt.



so what's going on?

How are things?

You tell me.

Looks like there's something
you guys want to talk about.

I just want to tell you how grateful I am

that you're gonna speak up at the hearing.

I'm sure you understand.

Yeah, I do.

So I was talking to Rick,

and he brought up a really good point.

I know it's a difficult subject,

but if we could just talk it out,

and then we can decide

whether or not to bring
it up in the hearing.

The house key.

That's right.

See, I've talked to an attorney.

And he said that...

- You're not an attorney?
- No.

I'm just a friend and advisor to your mom.

I met Rick through the pen pal program,

but he has consulted an attorney.

All right, so what about it?

Imagine I'm the parole board.

Just tell me what happened.

I left the key to my dad's house

out on the counter.

My mom took it.

That's how she got into
his house at 3:00 A.M.

And... then she shot and killed him.

And how did that make you feel?

Well... guilty.

Every time I replay that day,

I wonder if my dad would still be alive

if I hadn't been so careless with that key.

I'll ask you w what you
were asked 15 years ago.

Is there a part of you that
left that key out intentionally

because you were angry at your dad

for the way he was treating your mom,

and you wanted him to pay for it?

Is this really what you want to hear, mom?

No, this is not about blame.
We're not retrying the case.

This is about sympathy for you.

For your mom. That's enough, Rick.

- This could go so...
- That's enough!


Just forget I said anything.

You don't have to say a word.

It's gonna be enough
for me just to look over

and see your face...

the one person who's
never turned his back on me

in this world.

Yeah, I gotta go.

I love you so much.

Yeah, fine.

Hey, Chief.

I just wanted to let you know

I'm selling that limo off to a scrapyard.

It'll be off the curb by end of shift.

How much?

200 clams.

I got another option for you.

We're due to run a vehicle drill.

I got a budget of $800. It's yours...

if you can get it towed to the academy.

Ah, Chief, man, all right!

All right. Hey, Mills, um...

my office, real quick.

Now or...

you guys need a minute?


Doing a good job, Mills.

Thank you, Chief.

But you're still in your
probationary period, right?


Still on the outside looking in.

Any mistakes, you can get dinged anytime.

- You know the deal.
- Yeah.

Yeah, I do.

Can I give you a word of advice?

Keep your personal life on hold.

Devote everything to your training.

When you get on the other side,

then you can worry about complications,

you know...

Yeah. You're right.

Yeah, I am a novice in this business.

But every time that I
walk through that door,

I am all ears.

Whatever your orders, I'm on it.

- I mean, to the word.
- Good.


when it comes to my personal life,

my personal relationships,

I'm not a novice.

With all due respect, Chief,

that's my business.

Then let me be a little more direct.

Sit down.

Yes, sir.

Young man like yourself,

a few months in.

Be real easy for you to get a reputation

as some kid more concerned with chasing ass

than he is with mastering his job.

Kelly Severide...

I'm pretty sure he's worked his way

halfway through Chicago right now.

But those first two years as a candidate,

he did not look sideways

at a woman that he was working with.

He put in the hours,

mastered his craft.

So what I'm saying is, Peter Mills,

maybe you should get there first,

'cause that way, people
in positions of power,

people like me, can
reach down and pick you up

to the next level.

Yeah, Chief, there... there has to be...



Good morning.

Can I... oh. Thanks.


Uh, hey, I might just
take you up on your offer

to help me out with that Rosa situation.

Sure. Of course.

Thank you.

Actually been meaning to talk to you.

Oh, okay.


I've been dealing with something,

and the whole situation's a bit...

well, embarrassing's not the right word.

But I realize I've been
a bit distant recently

because of what's going on.

And so what's going on is

my mom is up for parole,

and I'm trying to help her get out.

I just didn't want you to think

I was blowing you off or anything.

I... I thought that you
were dealing with Hallie

and all that.

No, that's been over for a while.


So, uh...

how can I help with Rosa?

Well, I've... I've been written up twice,

so I've got a bit of a credibility issue

with the Chief, and, uh...

this is really big, what
I'm about to ask you.

So only if you really want to do it.


Yeah, Chief. At the scene,

Rosa told me she was turning 16,

and when I was at the hospital,

I mistakenly told the E.R. doctor

that she was 16,

and somehow, that became gospel.

I don't know a lot of Spanish, Chief,

but I heard Rosa say it too.

This is significant how?

Since Rosa's really 15,

she qualifies for temporary refugee status

but only if there are
other special circumstances.

If Rosa agrees to give information

against those who smuggled her,

that would be enough to
give her a temporary "U" visa

as the smuggling case
is being investigated.

And since her closest
relative, her Uncle Ernesto,

lives here in Chicago,
she could live with him

while she applies for the
I-130 for permanent residence.

Okay, bring her in.


Thank you.

You got it.



Tonight? I'll be there.


Unless you want to get knee-capped,

I'd get away from that bumper.

That thing goes up,

it's gonna blow like a cannon.

It's gonna take you right with it.

Otis, get a hose in that cab.

Keep that fire from making it to the back.

Hood's open!

Need co2 on that block. We're losing time.

Fire's out.

Come on, let's move!

And... time.


Not bad.


First time I have sex in six months,

Cindy's pregnant again.

What's that, like, four?


Carry on.


Hell of a day, huh?


Tell you what.

After surgery,

forget rehab.

Park it down at the house.

I'll put you through truck drills.

We'll make a firefighter out of you yet.

Yeah, about that. Listen...

just to let you know first.

The girl I'm dating, Renee,

she's transferring to Madrid for her job

and found a great rehab unit.

Well, great.

How long you staying?

I'm moving there.

You're messing with me.

I'm not.

Bought my plane ticket an hour ago.

Well... I guess...

- cheers to that then.
- Cheers.